USDRIFT PRO/AM RD1 and DRIFT NIRVANA:
USDrift and Drift Nirvana are combining forces and bringing you two days of drifting at Summit Point Motorsports Park. This event will kick off Saturday morning with two courses on the Shenandoah Circuit offering both an open track day option for novice/intermediate drivers or a competition only option for experienced drivers. Sunday will be an open track day for drivers of all skill levels offering up to three different courses on the Shenandoah Circuit and skid pad.
Admission tickets for spectators or additional crew members may be purchased in advance online for $15/Saturday (save $5) or $20/both days (save $10) or at the front gate for $20/Saturday and $10/Sunday. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission. Parking is free.
Ride-along wristbands will be available at this event. Passengers must be 18 years of age or older and bring a valid state or government issued photo ID. Passengers will need to verify with the driver(s) they are planning to ride with**. Attire for ride-alongs must be long pants and closed toed shoes (no sandals, flip flops, or similar footwear is permitted). If you have your own helmet, you are welcome to wear it provided it is rated Snell M2010 or newer. If you do not have a helmet, we may have a limited number of loaner helmets available onsite for you to use. The ride-along wristbands are valid for the entirety of the event. **NOTE: Please ensure you have verified with an experienced driver in advance that they are willing to allow passengers. Novice drivers should not have passengers unless they are an approved instructor to assist them. A ride-along pass does not guarantee a ride-along.
OPEN TRACK EVENT (Saturday – USDRIFT):
The Saturday open track day event portion of this event will take place on the Pistol Grip (or Orange Loop) on the Shenandoah Circuit. Vehicles must pass a basic technical inspection, similar to an auto-x (see here). Participants must be 18 years old (16-17 with parent or legal guardian present) and possess a valid state/government issued picture ID or driver’s license.
Each paid USDrift practice participant includes one (1) gate admission. Additional gate admission tickets may be purchased online for $15/Saturday (save $5) or $20/both days (save $10) or at the front gate for $20/Saturday and $10/Sunday. NOTE: Participants and their crew only are permitted to camp out at this event (sorry no spectators). There are restrooms and showers available.
OPEN TRACK DAY SCHEDULE (tenative):
6:00PM | Driver Load-In / Trailer Drop Off
7:00AM | Technical Inspections
8:30AM | Driver Meeting
8:45AM | Media Meeting
9:00AM | Drifting Begins
1:00PM | Lunch Break
1:30PM | Drifting Resumes
5:30PM | Track Cold
COMPETITON EVENT (Saturday – USDRIFT):
The Saturday competition portion of this event will consist of a practice session, qualifying session, and top 16 tandem competition on the Shenandoah Circuit honoring the 10th Anniversary of the 2007 Formula DRIFT Course (or Blue Loop/Bridge Course). Technical requirements can be found on the USDrift website at www.usdrift.com, or should you have any additional questions they may be sent to email@example.com. Participants must be 18 years old (16-17 with parent or legal guardian present) and possess a valid state/government issued picture ID or driver’s license.
Each paid USDrift PRO/AM Series participant registration includes two (2) gate admissions; one (1) for the driver and one (1) for a crew member. Additional gate admission tickets may be purchased online for $15/Saturday (save $5) or $20/both days (save $10) or at the front gate for $20/Saturday and $10/Sunday. NOTE: Participants and their crew only are permitted to camp out at this event (sorry no spectators). There are restrooms and showers available
COMPETITION SCHEDULE (tenative):
6:00PM | Load-in / Trailer Drop Off
7:00AM | Technical Inspections
8:45AM | Media Meeting
9:00AM | Driver Meeting
9:30AM | Practice
1:00PM | Driver Meeting / Lunch Break
1:30PM | Qualifying
2:45PM | Driver Meeting / Announce Top 16
3:00PM | Top 16 Tandem Practice
4:00PM | Top 16 Tandem Competition
6:00PM | Track Cold
6:05PM | Awards
RACER SUPPORT & CONTINGENCY PROGRAMS:
We have some great partners who are working with us to offer you some amazing deals on their great products and/or offer you the chance to earn cash, credit, or gift certificates by using their products on track. NOTE: Some of the Racer Support and Contingency Programs rmay equire you to register for them prior to the event. Be sure to visit www.usdrift.com for complete details.
Eligible participants must be at least 18 years old (16 years old with parental consent*) and posess a valid state or government issued photo ID. Each paid driver registration includes 2 gate admissions; 1 for the driver and 1 for a crew member. Basic technical requirements are similar to an auto-x, which you can reference here. More advanced drivers who plan to run tandem will need to check the USDrift Competition Rules & Regulations (CRR) for additional safety requirments which can be found on the USDrift website at www.usdrift.com. Please ensure your car will pass the technical inspection. If your car does not pass the technical inspection, it will not be allowed on track and no refund will be given. Should you have any additional questions regarding tech, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: A minor release form must be filled out and be on file with USD at every event for 16 and 17 year old participants. All minor participants should have at least one parent or legal guardian present at all times.
OPEN TRACK EVENT (Sunday – DRIFT NIRVANA):
Registration for the DRIFT NIRVANA event is processed through www.motorsportsreg.com.
Pre-Registration Cost (includes general admission ticket):
Skid Pad – $50/advance or $60/on-site (plus $10 general admission ticket)
Track – $160/advance or $200/on-site (plus $10 general admission ticket)
Media individuals must be at least 18 years old and posess a valid state or government issued photo ID. There is a media opton in the ticketing section for this event on Eventbrite for media to apply. Media must check in during the media meeting in order to receive their credentials. Media must wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Please bring a valid state or government issued ID with you to the media meeting in order to check out a USDrift issued media vest. NOTE: Only USDrift issued media vests will be allowed in Hot Areas on track.
Vendor booths are available in 10’x’10’ and 10’x20′ sizes on the ticketing section for this event on Eventbrite. If you would like an alternate size, please email us at email@example.com.
There will be a concession stand in the Shenandoah Circuit paddock open for this event.
Camping is available for all participants and their crew for this event. Camping is only permitted in designated locations. Restroom facilities are available at the venue. NOTE: Campfires/ground fires are not allowed. Fires must be contained in a portable and self-contained off the ground fire pit. Campers must bring their own firewood.
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Hampton Inn & Suites
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Charles Town, WV 25414
Holiday Inn Express
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America’s Best Value Inn
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TIRE CHANGER: There will be a tire changer onsite, the cost is $5/tire and you must take your used tires with you.
PETS: Most tracks discourage bringing pets to the track. However, pets are allowed if they are leashed and cleaned up behind. Failure to do so will result in the owner and pet being asked to leave the venue. Do not take leashed pets into any buildings, false grids, pit areas, or hot areas of the track. Please do not leave pets in vehicles unattended.
ALCOHOL: The consumption of alcohol is prohibited by any participant until all of the participant’s on-track activity is completed for the day.
FIREWORKS & FIREARMS: No fireworks or firearms shall be displayed or discharged at the venue.
PARKING: All vehicles and trailers shall park only in areas designated by the event staff. Please do not block gates, garage doors, or roadways at any time. All risks of vehicle or contents damage or theft remain with vehicles’ owners, drivers, riders and passengers.
ASPHALT: Pounding stakes or making holes in any asphalt surface or the use of paint or spray markings of any type on any asphalt surface is prohibited. Offenders will be held liable for all damages and may be ejected from the event. If you must temporarily jack a vehicle on asphalt, you must have metal or wood under the jack and jack stands. No exceptions. Violators are subject to a $500 fee per damaged/marked area.
CAMPFIRES: Campfires/ground fires are not allowed. Fires must be contained in a portable and self-contained fire pit off the ground. Campers must bring their own firewood. Open fires of any type are not permitted in a paddock area at any time.
TRASH DISPOSAL: Trash barrels are located throughout the facility. Please assist us in keeping the facility clean by using these barrels. Tires, used oil, vehicle parts, and vehicle batteries are not to be disposed of on the facility. Please take them with you when you leave. If there is a fluid spill on the facility, please notify a staff member.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Participants are responsible for having and utilizing adequate vehicle and personal safety equipment. All vehicle, driver and passenger safety equipment shall be customary to motorsports racing industry and as required by applicable motor sports sanctioning bodies. Said equipment must be in full and effective use at all times a vehicle is on track.
VEHICLE CONDITION: Participants are responsible for their vehicle to be in safe and good working order at all times, suitable for on-track activity. Please do not allow any fluids to drip onto the track surface. Turn off the vehicle’s air conditioner if so equipped.
RIGHT OF WAY: Drivers of any non-racing vehicles will yield the right of way to any race vehicle at all times. Due to the constraints of safety equipment and vehicle design, drivers of racing vehicles may have limited visibility or mobility while operating their vehicle. Operators of racing vehicles must still obey posted speed limits and any other traffic control devices to include instruction from security personnel.
SMOKING: Smoking in any building is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated. Please place all extinguished cigarettes in the receptacles provided. Smoking is not permitted in any hot areas of the track, pit lane, or when refueling is present.
SPEED LIMITS: Keep all track vehicles to a speed of 10 MPH or less when not on the racetrack surface. This includes the hot pit area. When exiting the track lot, please pay attention to any other vehicles that may be entering the track as we are using the same entrance/exit for all participant vehicles at this event.
HOTPIT: No Spectators, Bikes, Golf carts, or Scooters are allowed in the hot pit. Only staff members are allowed in the hot pit.
GOLF CARTS & SCOOTERS: All golf carts, scooters or pit vehicles shall not exceed a speed of 7 MPH and may only be operated by an adult (18+). No minors are permitted to operate golf carts, scooters, or pit vehicles.
LOOK TWICE: Be on the lookout while in the pit and paddock area – moving vehicles and pedestrians are everywhere. You are responsible for the safety of pedestrians, your safety, and the safety of minors accompanying you.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: You must wear an approved helmet, closed toed shoes, long pants, OR an approved race suit, gloves, and shoes depending on the event.
DO NOT LEAVE USED OIL AND TIRES. PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE FUN!